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China LCV May 2012: Wuling Hongguang continues to progress

Wuling Hongguang

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Light Commercial Vehicle sales are back in positive in China at +9% year-on-year in May to 415,692 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,206,993 units, still down 3% on 2011. The Wuling Sunshine is the leader of the segment and the overall Chinese market once again with 46,770 sales but is still struggling year-on-year at -17%. Its year-to-date total now amounts to 245,779 units, down 23% on 2011. For comparison, Ford F-Series sales in the US were 54,836 in May and 246,116 year -to-date and VW Golf sales in the whole of Europe were 41,420 and 200,640 respectively.

The Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang continues on its good run, up 23% year-on-year to 36,166 sales ahead of the Foton Forland at 29,373 units and -12%. The Wuling Hongguang, a newcomer in the LCV Top 5 since last February, delivers its strongest monthly volume so far at 26,436 sales and #4, adding up to 121,136 units over the first 5 months of the year.

Previous month: China LCV April 2012: Wuling Rongguang and Hongguang shine

One year ago: China LCV May 2011: Wuling Sunshine strong

Full May 2012 Top 5 Ranking Table below.

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